Guinea Airlines ready for take-off

Posted 21 November 2017

Plans for Guinea's new airline, the eponymously named Guinea Airlines, were presented to the West African country's president, Alpha Condé, in Conakry during February 2017 and progress towards launch appears to be on track.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

Sitting pretty on refurbished seats

Posted 20 November 2017

African airlines' small fleet sizes don't carry a lot of clout with seating manufacturers. Could a website that acts like eBay for used aircraft seats solve the problem and be a lot more cost-effective than new seats? Victoria Moores has been finding out.

in Features / Airports

New Copperbelt airport set to shine

Posted 17 November 2017

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has begun construction of the $397 million Copperbelt International Airport. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Signum's significant move in Africa

Posted 13 November 2017

As flight planning and trip support company, Signum Aviation, looks forward to celebrating 10 years in business, it hopes to further spread its capabilities in Africa.

in Defence / Features

Sudan's Chinese jet milestone

Posted 9 November 2017

On June 5, China's state-owned Guizhou Aircraft Industries Corporation (GAIC) rolled out the first production FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle (Shanying) from its plant in Anshun. As Jon Lake reports, it was a particularly significant moment for Sudan.

in Air Transport / Features

CEO with a LOT to offer…

Posted 8 November 2017

Kenya Airways (KQ) has been navigating through turbulent times in the past five years but now it has a new man at the top whose mission is to turn around the loss-making airline. Kaleyesus Bekele talks to new CEO, Sebastian Mikosz.

in Technology / Features

SAA keeps a weather eye open to save millions

Posted 3 November 2017

South African Airlines (SAA) has been making good use of a system run by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to better understand and predict weather in the region. Steve Nichols reports.

in Features / Airports

A Bole new world…

Posted 2 November 2017

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport – Ethiopia's main hub – handles more than 300 daily departures and close to 10 million passengers per annum. But soon that won't be enough, which is why the facility is getting a $345 million upgrade. Kaleyesus Bekele reports on the

in Business Aviation / Features

Afrijet targets business and commercial sectors

Posted 1 November 2017

Afrijet, a key business aviation player in both Gabon and the general region, is reacting to commercial opportunities by expanding into new fields of commercial flying.

in Defence / Features

Nigeria sale lights the way for Super Tucano

Posted 31 October 2017

A US Air Force competition to find a new light attack aircraft could open new doors in Africa for Embraer's Super Tucano. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Concrete foundations

Posted 30 October 2017

Johannesburg-based South African regional operator, CemAir, is poised to be the host carrier for the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) annual general assembly. But what is CemAir and where is its niche? Victoria Moores has been finding out.

in Air Transport / Features

Profitability is top of the bill

Posted 23 October 2017

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 49th annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda on November 12-14. Victoria Moores caught up with outgoing AFRAA secretary general, Dr Elijah Chingosho, to find out what's in store.

in Features

Pools make waves in the drive to up safety standards

Posted 1 September 2017

Measures that help African nations to pool resources and help weaker members to improve their aviation oversight activities are having a real effect in raising safety standards throughout the continent, reports Alan Dron.

in Features

Hacktion stations

Posted 31 August 2017

The aviation industry relies extensively on computer systems for both ground and flight operations but, increasingly, they are becoming vulnerable to attack. Steve Knight looks at what precautions African airlines can take to create and maintain cyber security.

in Air Transport / Features

The shipshape of things to come...

Posted 30 August 2017

A new shape may soon be appearing in African skies. The latest generation of airship is about to enter service and the continent is in the sights of one of the first companies to operate the type. Alan Dron reports.

in Training / Features

EAA still giving a helping hand to aviation shortages

Posted 25 August 2017

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) is globally accredited facility aiming to train increasing numbers of vitally important African aviation professionals. Kaleyesus Bekele looks at the story so far.

in Air Transport / Features

Drone star

Posted 24 August 2017

A Kenyan company sees unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as the ideal answer to the problem of getting freight – anything from a packet of urgent medicine to a tonne of cargo – to remote locations. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

How Wilson Airport landed a place in history

Posted 23 August 2017

Ninety years ago, the idea for Kenya's famous Wilson Airport was first mooted. Githae Mwaniki has been looking over its history and current status.

in Air Transport / Features

Loads of potential...

Posted 22 August 2017

Things are improving fast in Nigeria's airfreight market but, as Chukwu Emeke reports, there is still a long way to go.

in Features / Airports

Eagle shapes the future for KKIA

Posted 11 August 2017

Zambia has, for the past few years, been engaged in major infrastructure development projects to upgrade the country's four international airports. Keith Mwanalushi checks in on progress at the main gateway – Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

in Air Transport / Features

Conflicting opinions

Posted 10 August 2017

African countries could be affected by the European Union's (EU) new joined up approach to conflict zone assessment, which could see airlines banned from flying to, from, or over riskier areas. Victoria Moores reports.

in Training / Features

Professional migration is the growing challenge...

Posted 9 August 2017

The African airline industry is facing a critical shortage of well-trained aviation professionals. Kaleyesus Bekele has been looking at the problem.

in Features / Airports

Falls on the up and up…

Posted 8 August 2017

The upgraded Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe has started attracting major airlines flying the latest wide-body aircraft. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Defence / Features

Senegal sees strength in modernisation plan

Posted 7 August 2017

Over the past decade, the Senegalese military has been immersed in an unprecedented modernisation effort, which has allowed for a complete overhaul of the Army equipment and Navy fleet. Although the Senegalese Air Force (SAF) has also

in Air Transport / Features

FlyART paints a bigger picture with twin targets

Posted 4 August 2017

Chadian start-up FlyART is planning to launch scheduled operations from this year, although the exact business model is still being finalised. Victoria Moores reports.

in Features

Bombardier's big push to the front of the Q

Posted 3 August 2017

Just over a year ago, Jean-Paul Boutibou became Bombardier Commercial Aircraft VP sales, Middle-East & Africa. As Victoria Moores found out, he has two core beliefs for Africa; the market must walk before it can run and tap into economies of

in Features / Airports

Checks will help safety hit the APEX

Posted 2 August 2017

Airports Council International (ACI) is offering a free review service for its members, which ends in a 100% confidential report on airport safety vulnerabilities. Victoria Moores spoke to ACI Africa secretary general, Ali Tounsi, to learn more about

in Defence / Features

Trump shift the emphasis in east Africa

Posted 1 August 2017

The US is entering a new chapter of its military interventions in east Africa. Jon Lake reports

in Air Transport / Features

Corsair builds on its strenghts

Posted 31 July 2017

French-owned and Paris-based Corsair International, part of the TUI Group, helped to celebrate Senegal's national day on April 4 by holding an event at the country's Leopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar.

in Features

City links the key to growth in Africa

Posted 28 July 2017

Pratt & Whitney Canada is gearing up for a major effort, both to enhance fleet support services for its existing and future customers throughout Africa, and to attract new users to its range of turboprop, turboshaft and turbofan engines. Geoff

in Features / Airports

Namibia seeks new contractor for HKIA

Posted 27 July 2017

The Namibian Government says it has restarted a “transparent and cost-sensitive” tendering process for the expansion of the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA), which stalled in March after a Supreme Court ruling nullified the December 2015

in General Aviation / Features

Nigeria zones in on drone regulation

Posted 26 July 2017

Although the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) targets 2018 to publish standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for the certification and operations of drones, interest in their civil and military use in Nigeria has continued to

in Defence / Features

Customers eyeing up the all-seeing Mwari

Posted 25 July 2017

With Paramount Group starting production of its AHRLAC advanced high-performance light reconnaissance aircraft, attention is now switching to the weaponised version, Mwari. Sam Basch reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Profit that is purpose built

Posted 24 July 2017

There is a saying in the Republic of Niger that accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit. However, as Victoria Moores reports, Niger Airlines is aiming for both and is about to make money after its third year of operations.

in Defence / Features

Tiger bares its teeth

Posted 7 June 2017

For decades, Botswana has avoided social division and corruption, and has been widely praised as an “African tiger”, with a successful economy, an 85% literacy rate, and a Government rated 35th out of 176 countries in Transparency International's latest clean

in Defence / Features

Angolan Air Force revitalises helicopter force

Posted 6 June 2017

The Angolan Air Force is rebuilding its shattered helicopter fleet through a series of acquisitions of new and refurbished helicopters from Italy and Russia.

in Air Transport / Features

Why Air Cairo is rolling the dice…

Posted 5 June 2017

Air Cairo is betting big on a turnaround in fortunes for Egypt's long-suffering tourism industry. Martin Rivers talks to chairman and chief executive Yasser el Ramly.

in Air Transport / Features

Third time lucky?

Posted 2 June 2017

Mauritania Airlines International is plotting slow, steady growth in a bid to avoid the fate of its predecessors. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard talk to Mohamed Radhy Ould Bennahi, chief executive of the third airline to fly Mauritania's flag in a decade.

in Air Transport / Features

Flying in the face of division

Posted 1 June 2017

Faced with intolerable challenges in its home market, Libya's Afriqiyah Airways is defying the odds to stay airborne and even set up a new subsidiary in Malta. Martin Rivers talked to chairman Abubaker Elfortia.

in Features

SARA aims to be head of the class

Posted 31 May 2017

The growth in African air travel has significantly increased demand for new generation aircraft, especially those linking regional centres. Sam Basch looked at one, which is taking shape.

in Defence / Features

KAF focuses on new strategic needs

Posted 30 May 2017

The Kenya Air Force is aiming to rethink its strategy to meet current threats. Githae Mwaniki reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Etihad Cargo aids return of black rhino to Rwanda

Posted 28 May 2017

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global.

in Air Transport / Features

Congo Airways poised to go up, up and away…

Posted 26 May 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national carrier Congo Airways is progressing with its expansion plans and is seeking an equity investor, despite hitting challenges with its regional expansion. Victoria Moores reports.

in Defence / Features

Helicopter woes for MINUSMA

Posted 24 May 2017

A little-known UN mission in Mali celebrates its fourth anniversary this month. Since the deployment began, the multidimensional integrated stabilisation mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been working to help stabilise the situation after a Tuareg rebellion in

in Air Transport / Features

New airline will boost Senegal's economy

Posted 23 May 2017

Boosting Senegalese commercial air transport and tourism were the prime agenda items at a recent Paris conference.

in Training / Features

China's aviation training can boost its growth in Africa

Posted 22 May 2017

Chinese overtures to the burgeoning African aviation industry are continuing, as Oscar Nkala reports.

in Business Aviation / General Aviation / Features

Flying doctors to the rescue

Posted 19 May 2017

It may not have flashing red lights and a siren, but for some seriously ill patients in west Africa, a white Beechcraft 1900 is the vehicle that means their chance of recovery has taken a sudden turn for the better. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

Alphas play key role for NAF

Posted 18 May 2017

Jon Lake looks at the resurgence of the Alpha Jet for Nigeria's Air Force

in Air Transport / Features

China developing its partner role

Posted 16 May 2017

China is becoming a vital partner for the development of Africa's transport links and aviation is leading the charge. Alan Peaford reports.

in General Aviation / Features

Going into battle against the deadly hoards

Posted 15 May 2017

Helicopters and light jets have been used recently to fight African armyworms and locusts in Zambia and other countries in southern Africa. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Defence / Features

Fighting terror from the sky

Posted 12 May 2017

Erwan de Cherisey takes a close look at Cameroon's rapid intervention aviation force.

in Air Transport / Features

Mango facing fresh challenge

Posted 11 May 2017

Buy your airline ticket along with your weekly groceries? South African low-cost carrier (LCC) Mango continues to go down the supermarket route as it faces up to challenging economic conditions. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Keeping Ethiopian skies safe

Posted 10 May 2017

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) was established in 1944, a year before national carrier Ethiopian Airlines. Kaleyesus Bekele looks back over the history of the organisation and talks to its director general about the current challenges and

in Features

Kenya unveils new international airport

Posted 5 May 2017

Githae Mwaniki takes a look at Kenya's fifth international airport

in Business Aviation / Features

Kilimanjaro aiming for the top

Posted 3 May 2017

Fixed-base operations (FBOs) play a major role in supporting general and business aviation operations. In east Africa, one of the most prominent is Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistics Center (KALC) – an affiliate company of Universal Weather and Aviation.

in Defence / Features

The Wolf packs a punch in the bush

Posted 2 May 2017

Wolfgang Vormbaum realized a boyhood dream when his C-Wolf aerial utility vehicle (AUV) was displayed at the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition (AAD) in Pretoria. Sam Basch reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Family fortunes...

Posted 28 April 2017

South African Express (SAX) and South African Airways (SAA) may be separate companies, but their corporate identities and destinies are closely intertwined. As Victoria Moores found out, both companies are battling a stagnant market and reputation issues, which will be

in Features / Airports

Botswana terminal takes next step towards 2020 vision

Posted 27 April 2017

The Government of Botswana says the construction of a temporary terminal building at Maun International Airport will be completed in May this year, although the rest of the infrastructure expansion project is due to be completed in

in Business Aviation / General Aviation / Features

A new way to Scout out web booking

Posted 26 April 2017

An innovative new charter sales platform, Jet Scout, has been introduced to the African and Middle East market. Vincent Chappard finds out why it is receiving a positive reaction.

in Defence / Features

Eye spy in Africa

Posted 25 April 2017

Increasing terrorist threats have led to a massive increase in special mission aircraft in Africa. Alan Warnes looks at the latest situation.

in Air Transport / Features

SAA's burning ambition...

Posted 24 April 2017

South African Airways' (SAA) financial state has come under close scrutiny over the last few year, along with its revolving door of CEOs. SAA acting general manager commercial Aaron Munetsi is an exception; he has been with the airline for just over 21 years. Munetsi

in Air Transport / Features

Why the African love story continues to grow

Posted 13 March 2017

Air France-KLM has lengthy historical ties with Africa and today boasts one of the strongest networks to the continent. Victoria Moores caught up with Air France-KLM SVP Africa Frank Legré to learn about the group's expansion plans.

in Defence / Features

Ghana's small unit making a huge impact

Posted 10 March 2017

Erwan de Cherisey takes a detailed look at the Ghana Air Force operation in Mali.

in Air Transport / Features

Air Djibouti back from the dead

Posted 9 March 2017

After a false start in 2015, Air Djibouti is now spreading its wings under the watchful eye of support specialists Cardiff Aviation. Martin Rivers talks to Ian Patrick, the flag-carrier's commercial director.

in Features / Airports

New gateway to a world of wonder

Posted 8 March 2017

Plans are under way to diversify Zambia's economy away from copper mining by developing the aviation and tourism industries. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

in Defence / Features

Nigeria opts for Super Mushshaks

Posted 7 March 2017

With the introduction of a new glass cockpit, the Super Mushshak has been unleashed with a new lease of life. As a result, the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, which builds the primary trainer, has won contracts with the air forces of Qatar and now

in Air Transport / Features

Why ERJs are rolling up in the African market

Posted 6 March 2017

British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and Brazilian airframer Embraer are combining to supply redundant narrow-body regional airliners, largely from ex-US airlines, to Africa. Geoff Thomas reports.

in Features

Inflight Connectivity Revolution Gaining Momentum Across Africa

Posted 4 March 2017

Kevin Odhiambo Opiyo – IFEC Specialist takes a look at Africa's latest in flight connectivity position

in Flight Services & Support / Features

Nigeria's fuel crisis leads airlines to the brink

Posted 3 March 2017

Could there be light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria's aviation fuel crisis? Chukwu Emeke investigates.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Making tactical planning a priority

Posted 2 March 2017

Managing air traffic safely and securely is a critical part of successful command and control operations. Keith Mwanalushi speaks to Dennis Miller, from Harris Corporation, to learn about the significance of tactical air traffic systems for Africa.

in Features / Airports

Why the remotest idea is a good one…

Posted 28 February 2017

With Africa predicted to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, the pressure on its aviation infrastructure is set to grow. Jon Lake reports.

in General Aviation / Features

Why more Kenyans are giving it a whirl…

Posted 27 February 2017

East Africa presents clear opportunities for growing helicopter demand due to its vast remote areas with few airstrips. Githae Mwaniki has been looking at the rotary-wing industry in Kenya.

in Defence / Features

Why the Caravan club keeps growing in Africa

Posted 24 February 2017

African customers of Cessna's Caravan account for around 10% of total production of the utility aircraft and military users are increasingly purchasing the type. But, asks Alan Dron, will the armed Combat Caravan find its way to the continent?

in Air Transport / Features

RwandAir so wide awake to a great future

Posted 23 February 2017

RwandAir recently took delivery of its first wide-body aircraft and, as African Aerospace was going to press, more were on the way. Kaleyesus Bekele looks at the rise and rise of the airline.

in Flight Services & Support / Features

Ethiopian expands its in-flight catering centre

Posted 22 February 2017

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its new $20 million catering centre in Addis Ababa late last year. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

CANSO promoting 'can-do' on safety

Posted 21 February 2017

Collaboration between Africa's air traffic control authorities is growing but more needs to be done to encourage greater efficiency and quality of service, the 4th CANSO Africa conference heard. Alan Dron reports.

in Maintenance / Features

IFS speaks the right language for Africa

Posted 20 February 2017

The growing focus on the use of technology throughout the African aviation industry is starting to attract the attention of one of the world's leading software companies. Steve Knight reports from the IFS World Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

in Features / Airports

Senegal's international airport to open in December 2017

Posted 17 February 2017

Initially planned to open in December 2015, the launch of Senegal's Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) is now scheduled for Q4 2017.

in General Aviation / Features

Safety the key as Nigeria's helicopter businesses gear up

Posted 16 February 2017

Around 35,000 annual road deaths, difficulties encountered in accessing the nation's oil refineries, plus 10,000 annual deaths resulting from problems getting to hospital, all point to a helicopter boost in Nigeria.

in Defence / Features

Saab eyeing up the African MPA market

Posted 15 February 2017

Jon Lake looks at Saab's offerings to African maritime aircraft market and concludes that it is still the cheaper, 'lower end' solutions that are expected to be most in demand.

in Air Transport / Features

Why things are looking good for Badr

Posted 14 February 2017

Badr Airlines is the latest in a growing list of carriers to join the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Alan Peaford found about the airline and its ambitions.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Targeting a unified African sky

Posted 13 February 2017

Lindi-Lee Kirkman, International Air Transport Association (IATA) manager for safety and flight operations in Africa, looks at the issue of unifying the continent's airspace to determine if it is a dream or reality.

in Maintenance / Features

Maintaining the pressure to improve facilities.

Posted 10 February 2017

Pressure is mounting for increased MRO facilities in west Africa. Chukwu Emeke has been looking into the situation.

in Features / Airports

Nigeria suffering as Ghana gets it right

Posted 9 February 2017

Chukwu Emeke turns the spotlight on Ghana's emerging hub status.

in General Aviation / Features

Aussie firm with a foxy new trainer

Posted 8 February 2017

A new breed of aircraft could be the ideal trainer for the Gulf's growing carriers. Liz Moscrop reports

in Defence / Features

Maritime surveillance is all at sea…

Posted 7 February 2017

Alan Warnes takes a look at the maritime surveillance situation in Africa and finds it to be somewhat patchy.

in Air Transport / Features

Back home – the man with a plan

Posted 6 February 2017

Captain Ripton Muzenda became CEO of Air Zimbabwe in August 2016 and has been tasked with restructuring the airline he used to fly for. As he explained to Victoria Moores, this means adjusting its organisational and cost structures.

in Features / People

IATA's four big hurdles to overcome in Africa

Posted 21 December 2016

Kaleyesus Bekele gets the IATA perspective on the state of the African airline industry.

in Defence / Features

Senegal upgrades gunships

Posted 19 December 2016

Senegal has upgraded its pair of Russian-supplied Mil Mi-24P 'Hind-F' helicopter gunships with a new Israeli high-definition electro-optical (EO) system.

in Air Transport / Features

Uganda to revive the national airline

Posted 16 December 2016

After nearly two decades in limbo, the Ugandan Government has announced plans to revive Uganda Airlines as the country's national flag-carrier. Muheebwa Hilary reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Why the only way is up for Boeing

Posted 15 December 2016

Boeing's top man in Africa, Van Rex Gallard, talked with Victoria Moores about the continent's growth prospects as the US manufacturer celebrates its 100th birthday.

in Business Aviation / Features

Dassault innovation standing the test of time

Posted 14 December 2016

French manufacturer Dassault is celebrating its centenary this year and, as Alan Peaford discovers during a flight to Johannesburg from Paris, the company is entering its second century with innovation and optimism in equal measure.

in Defence / Features

Why Lockheed Martin will keep on truckin…

Posted 13 December 2016

Lockheed Martin is aggressively marketing its PZL subsidiary's M28 Skytruck to African customers looking to replace existing An-28s, Airbus C212s, and even Mi-17 helicopters. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Fast and furious…

Posted 12 December 2016

Will a new CEO provide the necessary impetus to get stuttering low-cost carrier, Fastjet, out of its financial rut? Alan Dron looks at the issues.

in Business Aviation / Features

Lux good, feels good...and does ExecuJet good

Posted 9 December 2016

It was back in 1991 that ExecuJet opened up for business in Lansaria near Johannesburg to set a new standard in African business aviation. Today it is part of a much bigger global business. Alan Peaford finds out why.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Tanzania homes in on new radar

Posted 8 December 2016

The Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has announced plans for the acquisition of at least four modern aerospace surveillance radar systems to replace the obsolete technology at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) and expand national

in Defence / Features

In safe hands with the Portuguese men of yore…

Posted 7 December 2016

An African C-130 Hercules could be completely rebuilt in Portugal. David Oliver looks at the company behind the project.

in Air Transport / Features

West Africa still strangled by division

Posted 6 December 2016

Most people agree that liberalising the west African air transport market would be good for the region. The problem is, as Chukwu Emeke reports, there are still many obstacles in the way of this happening.

in Business Aviation / Features

A happy start

Posted 5 December 2016

ANAP Business Jets Limited (ANAP Jets) was founded on practicality and a desire to offer a missing service to Nigeria's developing economy. Liz Moscrop examines its business model

in Defence / Features

A sea change in Egypt's naval air power

Posted 2 December 2016

Egypt's naval air power is about to undergo a step-change with the purchase of 46 Kamov attack helicopters, to be carried on new, French-built Mistral-class amphibious assault ships. Alan Dron asks why such equipment is needed?

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New Copperbelt airport set to shine

Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has begun construction of the $397 million Copperbelt International Airport. Humphrey Nkonde reports.

Profitability is top of the bill

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 49th annual general assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda on November 12-14. Victoria Moores caught up with outgoing AFRAA secretary general, Dr Elijah Chingosho, to find out what's in

A Bole new world…

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport – Ethiopia's main hub – handles more than 300 daily departures and close to 10 million passengers per annum. But soon that won't be enough, which is why the facility is getting a $345 million upgrade.

Afrijet targets business and commercial sectors

Afrijet, a key business aviation player in both Gabon and the general region, is reacting to commercial opportunities by expanding into new fields of commercial flying.

SAA keeps a weather eye open to save millions

South African Airlines (SAA) has been making good use of a system run by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to better understand and predict weather in the region. Steve Nichols reports.

Nigeria sale lights the way for Super Tucano

A US Air Force competition to find a new light attack aircraft could open new doors in Africa for Embraer's Super Tucano. Alan Dron reports.

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